Presentation on theme: "Food Waste to Energy Utilizing Anaerobic Digestion"— Presentation transcript:
1Food Waste to Energy Utilizing Anaerobic Digestion
2Long Island Compost Overview 30-years as leader in the management of organic materials on Long IslandCurrently operate two of the nation’s largest yard-waste transfer stations in Westbury, NY and a 62-acre facility in Yaphank, NY (150 employees)Hundreds of thousands of tons of organic material processed per year sustainably (wind-row technology) into a range of mulches, nutrient-rich compost and engineered soil products.
3Long Island Compost Impact Currently manage leaves, tree debris, grass clippings and other organic-materials being generated by Long Islanders.These organic materials are recycled for use in your local garden and also used in large scale landscape restorations projects.
5Anaerobic Digester Project Formed American Organic Energy, LLC (“AOE”) to apply prior experience to a new organic material – food wasteFirst project will be located at LI Compost’s 62 acre site in Yaphank, NY utilizing anaerobic digestion technology proven for decades in Europe and elsewhereSources of waste to include Long Island based restaurants, institutions, and grocery chainsExpect to begin construction in early 2015 and place the project in service first quarter 2016
6AD Project ImpactEnables waste stream that is currently transported to landfills miles away to be treated locallyReduces fuel consumption associated with thousands of interstate tractor trailer trips per year – estimated to be 1.4 million miles/yearReduces emissions associated with the landfill processRepresents a transformational method of handling solid waste, harvesting its latent energy content, and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions
8Anaerobic Digester Project 180,000 tons of material annually to be processed at the facility30,000 tons of contaminants to be removedIncludes re-claimed recyclables150,000 tons to go through anaerobic digestion process for energy generation120,000 tons of food waste30,000 tons of FOG (fats, oils and greases)Resulting biogas will be used to produce both electricity and RNGSolids fraction will be integrated into LI Compost’s existing wholesale and retail bag products
9AD Project TimingPre-Construction Activities to be complete end of 2014Initial engineering designPermit submittals and reviewFinal engineering designFeedstock and off-take agreementsFinalize financing 1st Quarter 2015NYSERDA $1.35 million funding in place, ESD awarded $400,000Multiple funding sources with prior AD experience (debt and equity) have expressed interest in the projectLikely will be participation from New York Green BankComplete construction and commence operations early 2016
10AD Project Energy Impact GHG emissions are expected to be reduced by a combined total of 40,626 tons of CO2 per yearEnergy generated by project will meet 100% of AD project’s requirements AND be used by Long Island Compost to offset current consumptionConversion of fleet (16 vehicles) and stationary equipment to CNG will offset 200,000+ gallons of diesel per yearExisting electrical consumption of 455,000 kWh/year will be met by self generation from the AD projectExpect to have approximately 50% of the total biogas production available for consumption by outside parties (approximately 1.0 million diesel gallon equivalents/year)
11Questions & Contact: Long Island Compost Corp. Charles Vigliotti - President & CEO100 Urban Avenue Horseblock Road Westbury, NY Yaphank, NY Phone: Phone: